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Posts Tagged ‘heart rate’

April 28, 2009 Run

In Daily Exercise Summary on April 28, 2009 at 9:42 pm
Activity

Time

Miles

Pace

Repetitions

Weight

Run

25:16

3.1

8:09

Walk

1.0

It was a long day. I didn’t get to the gym until almost 5 o’clock. Brutal.

I hadn’t eaten, but I was well hydrated. When I started to run it felt real good. I started at 7.0 for the first half mile and then 7.1 for the second half mile. After that, I bumped it up to 7.2 for one tenth of a mile. From there I ran 7.3 and 7.4 for a half a mile each. I intermittently bumped the speed up to about an 8.0 before it was done. I’m closing in on an 8 minute pace.

My heart rate was furious when I stopped, but I attribute this to it being so late in the day and having not eaten yet. I enjoyed dinner afterwards.

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April 23, 2009 Run

In Daily Exercise Summary on April 23, 2009 at 5:36 pm
Activity

Time

Miles

Pace

Repetitions

Weight

Run

25:24

3.1

8:11

Walk

1.0

Because of school and what not, I didn’t make it to the gym today until 4ish, and I was starving. I got on the treadmill and started at 7.0 for the first half mile. This is the first time that I have not even used the 6.9 speed. I upped it each half mile until 2 miles were complete. I ran the next tenth of a mile at 7.4, and then ran half a mile at 7.5. My last half mile was increased by .1 each tenth of a mile.

It felt real good. This may be the easiest 5k I ran in a while, and it was at the fastest pace. The walk felt good afterwards. The one thing I did notice was that my heart rate was extremely high, but it came down pretty quickly once I started walking. I also struggled with the new earbuds I bought, and I will post a product review tonight. My body feels great, and my weight was not greatly effected by another weekend road trip.

Need Advice

In Running Gear on April 16, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Well, I’m getting ready to take a step into the 21st century with regard to training. I would like to acquire a training aide with gps, heart rate monitor and calorie computation features. I have narrowed my search to Suunto and Garmin. I’m trying to decide between the Suunto t6c and the Garmin 405CX.

Considering the cost of these devices, I would like to get some actual user feedback. I’m especially interested as to whether you would pay the money again for the device. Do they have any recurring problems when actually used? What effect did it have on your training.

Personally, I think it would be a great help, not necessarily for the information I receive, but it would be a whole new set of numbers to play with in my head while I run (See Treadmills). Did you have any unexpected benefits with your device?

Let me know what you all think.

March 26, 2009 Workout

In Daily Exercise Summary on March 26, 2009 at 2:24 pm

My teacher cancelled my seminar today, so I was able to get to the gym 5 hours earlier than I otherwise would. This made me happy, and made my running significantly easier. Today, I skipped through that first half mile at 6.9. Felt great, no labor on my breathing whatsoever. I upped the speed to 7.0 for the next half mile. I felt mild discomfort in the diaphragm around .8 miles. This was significantly better than the pain I experienced yesterday, and for the next half mile I ran at 7.1. The mild discomfort remained, but it never elevated to pain. At this point, I was laboring to breathe smoothly. I then elevated the speed at which I ran from 7.2 to 7.6 for each of the remaining tenths of a mile.

Although, the heart monitor on the treadmill was broken. I could tell that my heart rate was not nearly as high as when I finished yesterday, so I walked at a little quicker pace today. I kept the speeds between 3.5 and 4.0. The leg extensions burned the quads bad. I intended to do 3×18, but quickly realized I had to back off of that.

Activity

Time

Miles

Pace

Repetitions

Weight

Run

16:54

2.00

8:27

Walk

8:06

.51

Leg Extensions

3×15

50

Leg Curl

3×18

50

Leg Press

3×15

100